Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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Vasi Alisi

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Author(s): Zahirović, Nedim
Vasi Alisi (Vāsiʿ ʿAlīsi) was a well-known Ottoman münşi ( münşī, “stylist”) who was active during the reign of Sultan Süleyman (Süleymān) I. Sources ascribe various names to him, including Ali Vasi (ʿAlī Vāsiʿ), Ali Çelebi (ʿAlī Çelebi), Abdülvasi Alisi (ʿAbdülvāsiʿ ʿAlīsi), Mevla (Mevlā) Alaeddin/ʿAlāʾeddīn Ali b. Salihzade el-Rumi (ʿAlī b. Ṣāliḥzāde el-Rūmī), or simply Salihzade Rumi. Though the date of his birth is unknown, Phillippopolis (Filibe) is believed to have been his place of birth. He took t…
Date: 2017-08-07